Be Outstraight Here
Experience the Outstriaght spoken work and graffiti jam tomorrow at The Bernard Shaw as park of the First Fortnight festival – a festival dedicated to challenging mental health stigma through creative arts. The free event will see some of Dublin’s greatest emerging artists from spoken word and graffiti including Lewis Kenny and Ailish Kerr (spoken word), and Vents, Exist, and Bueno (graffiti). This is a free event and people will be able to enjoy free masterclasses and poetry writing throughout the day. Outstriaght kicks of at 1pm to 5pm with music and food continuing afterwards.
Celebrate Bowie Here
As part of Dublin’s Bowie Fest there are a number of special Bowie-related events around the city this weekend (can it be like this every weekend?). The Light House Cinema are holding a special anniversary tribute screening of the magnificent V&A Museum exhibition film “David Bowie Is…” on Tuesday, January 10th, at 9pm. Tickets are priced at €15 for adults and €12 for a child and can be booked here.
Dance For Choice Here
This coming Friday, January 13th, Mother, District 8, Hidden Agenda and the Repeal Project are teaming up for a big ‘Dance for Choice fundraiser’ to raise money to go towards the coalition to Repeal the 8th. Their aim is to raise €10,000 so are bringing together some of the countries best DJ’s and performers. There will also be a competition on the night to win a repeal jumper, bag, hat and limited edition print to three lucky disco dancers. Early bird tickets from €10 and can be bought here.
Enjoy Mindfulness With Your Children Here
Teach your children the joy of relaxing and mindfulness this new year with an afternoon of specially-tailored mindfulness classes tomorrow, Sunday, January 8th. Taking place at Oscailt Integrative Healing Centre in Donnybrook, Dublin 4 from 2 – 4:30, it’s an opportunity to learn simple mindful practices through sitting, walking and games, and learn to take care of difficult emotions. Cushions and chairs provided and classes are priced at €5 per adult and child. For more info click here.
Browse The Grand Social Here
It’s the first real weekend post-Christmas and we’re all feeling the pinch, so why not have a gentle stroll and a browse at The Grand Social’s Ha’Penny Flea Market today? The weekly indoor market takes place from 12 noon until 6pm. Don’t forget to stick around for a quick pint afterwards (unless you’re taking part in dry January which, in that case, sorry).